Seth Abramson: Speaking as a long-time criminal attorney, what I heard discussed on July 7th, 2016 during FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress in no way resembles the criminal justice system I worked in as a public defender between 2000 and 2007.
Seth Abramson: Apart from fitness to serve as President, Clinton’s own comfort with her running mate edges out entirely any consideration of what Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents want.
Seth Abramson: The D.C. primary is scheduled for June 14th, and the atmosphere in the city on June 11th would be — if Trump merely says “yes” to an invitation he’s already said yes to twice — absolutely electric.
Seth Abramson: The media taking a poll of all Democratic superdelegates on June 6th, and then using those poll results to declare that Hillary Clinton has (variously) “won,” “clinched,” “secured,” or “gained” the Democratic presidential nomination, is nonsensical
Seth Abramson: Clinton isn’t receiving Democratic superdelegate support because of her popular votes or pledged delegates — the superdelegates have made that clear — nor because she’s a strong candidate, nor because her political views, inasmuch as anyone can discern them, are particularly representative of the views of the Party’s base. Hillary Superdelegates
Seth Abramson: Waiting for the news to happen is so cringingly Cronkite I’m embarrassed to be even a tangential part of the American media these days.
Seth Abramson: With whispers of a Trump-Sanders debate growing on the internet, some are saying it could be the Debate of the Century — a brief taste of the only alternative left to a dreary, historically nasty general election between two widely disliked politicians.
Seth Abramson: Indeed many believe that a Clinton loss in the California primary — coupled with a string of polls showing Clinton tied with or losing to Donald Trump in every battleground state as well as behind the unpredictable billionaire nationally — could cause super-delegates to switch their votes in large numbers.
Seth Abramson: The Democratic Party’s perverse obsession with closed primaries has left them with a likely nominee distinctly unpopular with the independent voters who decide national elections. Sanders Political Philosophy
Seth Abramson: “If Sanders were to win nine out of ten of the remaining contests, there’s no doubt that some of the super-delegates would panic. There’s no doubt some of them would switch to Sanders.”
Seth Abramson: When all Wall Street speeches given by all presidential candidates have been released, Americans will be able to find out, once and for all, what the candidate most likely to become President actually believes about the topic Americans consider far and away the most important.
Seth Abramson: This is the worst imaginable scenario for Clinton, as her negatives have always gone up when she’s in the midst of a campaign — and now she’s in the middle of two at once.
Seth Abramson: Surely anybody could beat Trump, even a candidate, like Clinton, wildly unpopular among the independents who decide national elections? Well, no.